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If you haven't already, here is your LAST CHANCE for two of you to win a FREE PLACE on THE VERY LAST Understanding Hallmarking course, which will take place at Assay Office Birmingham's historic home before the BIG MOVE to a new building this Summer.

Faye Hallmarking

In order to be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is answer the following questions:

1) What is the name of the 13th Assay Master of  Assay Office Birmingham?

2) Who was the maker of this Dish & Cover and in what year was it hallmarked?

3) How long has Assay Office Birmingham been it it's current home on Newhall Street?

 

E-MAIL YOUR ANSWERS TO gem@theassayoffice.co.uk WITH THE HEADING EASTER COMPETITION

 

COMPETITON CLOSES ON THURSDAY 9th APRIL

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

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To find out the answer for question 2, go to:

http://www.theassayoffice.co.uk/heritage-hub/featured-items-from-the-silver-collection

To find out the answer for question 3, go to:

http://www.theassayoffice.co.uk/assay-office-birmingham/new-Assay-office

 

Here are details of the Course Contents.

  • Tour the Hallmarking floor and the opportunity to have a go at Hallmarking
  • Learn all about the history of Hallmarking in the UK
  • Gain an overview of the Hallmarking Act and current legislation
  • Understand Hallmarks
  • Find out more about testing methods used in the Hallmarking process - XRF, cupellation and titration
  • View methods used to apply Hallmarks (Hand, Press and Laser Hallmarking)
  • Look at Tooling and Hallmarking Punches
  • Find out about other Hallmarks recognised in the UK - Convention Hallmarks
  • View Mixed Metal Hallmarking

Hallmarking

The UNIQUE Assay Office Experience

As part of the hallmarking course you will have the chance to go behind the scenes of the Hallmarking floor, which is not open to the general public. During a special guided tour, you will see how Hallmarks are applied to precious metal items and jewellery and have the chance to have a go at Hallmarking. The course is ideal for those working in the jewellery or precious metal trades, collectors, and members of the public who would like to learn more about Hallmarking, including the history of Hallmarking in the UK and current legislation. The course provides three hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

The date for this course is Wednesday 15th April 2015.

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